FUNDRAISING NEWS: Macmillan gets 118 bid money for race

Macmillan Cancer Relief has had so many requests from runners wanting to wear number 118 - made famous by the directory enquiries service 118 118 - in the Sheffield half-marathon, that it has decided to auction off the number.

"We've had dozens of calls about it," said Tracy Viner, the charity's regional fundraising manager. "So we are asking people to call the appeal office and bid to wear the number for the main run and the 3km fun run."

Macmillan and the Sheffield Kidney Research Fund will benefit from this year's half-marathon at the Don Valley Stadium on 2 May, which raised £55,000 last year.

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